near where it happened -- pat collins joins us live with more on this story. pat? >> reporter: jim, it's been 557 days since someone was murdered in the city of alexandria. this victim, a 40-year-old man, a life-long resident, he died in front of his friends. >> a friend of mine was telling him to hold on, you know, hold on. your family needs you, you know. a friend of mine standing over there saying bob, bob, hold on, you gonna be okay. >> reporter: last night, larry holmes watched his friend die. bob was just shot. he was lying here on the ground. he looked up, made the peace sign and then passed on. >> it's terrible. you know, for the community, it's real sad. >> reporter: the victim identified as bob corey mckneel lee. he was 40 years old. he runs his own trash collection business. he grew up in this part of alexandria. he has an 11-year-old son who lives here. last night, bob came back to his old neighborhood and it cost him his life. did he say anything after he was hit? >> no. help for his mom. he was saying mom, mom, mom. >> reporter: what do you make of this? >> i don't know.